India's Test specialists brace up for NZ series by toiling hard at BKC
India's Test specialists, including senior speedster Ishant Sharma, toiled hard at the nets on the second day of the short camp here on Tuesday as they braced up for the upcoming Test series against New Zealand.
Hosts India will take on New Zealand in a two-match series, starting in Kanpur from November 25. The second Test will be played at the iconic Wankhede stadium from December 3. While the focus was on skipper Ajinkya Rahane on an opening day, it was Ishant and comeback man Jayant Yadav who bowled in the nets for a considerable amount of time on Tuesday.
Rahane, who was named captain in absence of a rested Virat Kohli, and his deputy for the first Test Cheteshwar Pujara batted for a long session in one of the two nets, which were placed at the middle of the ground. Pujara, who had also practiced for a short time on Monday, played a variety of shots and took on the local bowlers with gusto, as he batted in the morning as well as the afternoon session.
Among others, wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha and KS Bharat also did their regular drills, while speedster Umesh Yadav bowled for a brief time in the morning.
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